Baldwin applied to work at an advertising agency in Paris and was brought in by an old friend who worked at the company to interview with the boss, Bernard, who "wore Beatle boots and a slim black suit and spoke perfect English, with a Valley girl's cadences," Baldin wrote. "I spoke a little French; Bernard suggested I stop.... He wanted to know, Bernard said, how I felt about doing presentations. 'So, look, there's a lot of global business out there. We need, like, a hundred of you,' he said. 'English-speakers, I mean.... How do you feel about Paris, good?'" Baldwin said he loved it. That was the end of the interview, and he got hired.